Call for proposals 2020 - Internal Security Fund - Projects on Protection ISFP-2020-AG-PROTECT Closed!


The present call for proposals aims at funding projects on the protection of public spaces.
Project applications submitted under the present call for proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

  1. Enhance the protection of places of worship,
  2. Develop and implement the good practices listed in the above mentioned Commission Staff Working Document “Good practices to support the protection of public spaces” in the areas of vulnerability assessments and planning, awareness and training, physical protection and coordination and cooperation between public and private stakeholders,
  3. Strengthen the detection of threats by detection dogs in public areas


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  1. the activities promoting networking, public-private partnerships, mutual confidence, understanding and learning, identification and dissemination of best practices and innovative approaches at Union level, training and exchange programmes;
  2. the acquisition, maintenance and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, expertise, securing facilities, infrastructures, related buildings and systems;
  3. the activities enhancing security awareness as well as awareness of Union policies on priorities listed under point 2 among stakeholders and the general public;
  4. the development of new methods and/or deployment of new technologies with a potential for transferability to other Member States, especially projects aiming at testing and validating the outcome of Union funded security research projects.

This call covers the following topics:

  • ISFP-2020-AG-PROTECT: Protection

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 12,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 September 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Local authorities
  • Regional authorities
  • National authorities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security

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